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." >> i'll tell you about some texas teens who share an extraordinary gift. >> coming up, i'll show you how to go from the fleece of a sheep to the wool of a scarf. >> that and lots more, right now on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. here's our top story for this week. >> it's no secret that american teens need to get healthier. but that can be a challenge, especially because a lot of us like eating in places where food is fast and cheap. nicole tells us why some fast food can be a fast route to health problems later in life. >> i like cheeseburgers and fries. >> i'd have to say french fries. i like french fries. >> if i could find a really good hamburger... >> my favorite fast food would be onion rings because they're just really delicious. >> it tastes great, and it's pretty affordable. so what's the problem? >> well, there is a problem, but only if we're eating too often in fast-food restaurants, or we're making choices that aren't as healthy for us in a fast-food restaurant. yes, notoriously, fast food can be high in fat, calories, sod
down in the plains of texas, can double as a tornado shelter. the house features a unique dome design and fewer windows. built as one strong shell of concrete, and re-enforced with steel bars, the dome protects against flying rubble or fallen trees. the result is a fortress. capable of withstanding wind speeds of more than 130 meters per second. the construction costs are about the same as an ordinary house. four years ago, the u.s. government approved and began to provide funding for these types of designs. tornado-proof gymnasiums and community centers already serve as shelters. in all, 4,000 buildings have used these construction methods. >> one of my proudest achievements is the avalon school. because it's a real small school. it's been hit by tornadoes. it's through safety. >> reporter: tornadoes are a serious threat to the lives and property of many americans. but using a potent mix of science and creativity experts think they contain the fury. alex kirst, nhk world, new york. >>> it's been extremely hot in tokyo recently. but commuters are enjoying a break from the heat today.
that in texas, for example, a couple of years ago, there was a move by the then state regents to remove or to lessen -- the state's own history of civil rights activism, both statewide and nationally. they simply removed certain individuals. so cesar chavez got less attention in the textbook. and ronald reagan and others got more. i mean, that, for practical purposes, in terms of number of words on page, for certain acts of history -- >> and they wanted to diminish martin luther king's role and increase, enhance newt gingrich's role, right? >> right. so that in my opinion is of a piece. it's of a piece that both looks at the college as a place where history is less important to the fact of making money. the bureau of labor statistics produced a report just two years ago, in late 2009, where it identified the top ten growing fields for all americans. six of them were low-wage, entry-level service work, the preponderance of which were all in health care. basically taking care of an aging baby boomer population. so what are we gonna do about that? and -- >> you're not going to study histor
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